Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last!
But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus Gloop, an enormously fat boy whose hobby is eating; Veruca Salt, a spoiled-rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger; Violet Beauregarde, a dim-witted gum-chewer with the fastest jaws around; Mike Teavee, a toy pistol-toting gangster-in-training who is obsessed with television; and Charlie Bucket, Our Hero, a boy who is honest and kind, brave and true, and good and ready for the wildest time of his life!
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Walking to school in the mornings, Charlie could see great slabs of chocolate
piled up high in the shop windows, and he would stop and stare and press his
nose against the glass, his mouth watering like mad. Many times a day, he would
said little Charlie, staring at his grandfather. “Of course it's impossible!" cried
Grandpa Joe. “It's completely absurd! But Mr. Willy Wonka has done it!” “Quite
right!” the others agreed, nodding their heads. “Mr. Wonka has done it.” “And then
Little Charlie sat very still on the edge of the bed, staring at his grandfather.
Charlie's face was bright, and his eyes were stretched so wide you could see the
whites all around. “Is all this really true?” he asked. “Or are you pulling my leg?
People in the town stopped and stared. 'What's going on?" they cried. Someone's
lit the furnaces! Mr. Wonka must be opening up again!' They ran to the gates,
expecting to see them wide open and Mr. Wonka standing there to welcome his ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - villemezbrown - LibraryThing
Continuing my Banned Book Week tradition of reading something from the list of challenged or banned books. Due to my obsession with reading comic books when I was a child (18,000 by the time I was 18 ... Read full review
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I have just spent an enjoyable afternoon reading this funny book in anticipation of next week seeing my grandson in his stage debut as an Oompa-Loompa in his middle school production. I laughed out ... Read full review
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